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IT Audit Manager

National Highways
Birmingham (Hybrid)
£52,100 - £73,272
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Job Details

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Audit Manager to join the team, in our Corporate Assurance division, where you will be hands on, leading a developing team in a challenging environment! You will have excellent stakeholder management skills to build effective relationships with senior clients up to and including the Executive Director.

You can be based in any of our UK offices and we have a flexible hybrid working approach, meaning the role will be a combination of office/home working. You will be required to attend the office around 2 days per week. 

This role also has the potential to be offered on a part-time or job share basis and has flexibility to ensure you have a great work-life balance!

Your job purpose will be to provide a responsive and helpful service to audit clients through sound and professional evaluation of risk management, internal control and governance arrangements. This service will be delivered through an effective programme of assignments, supporting the Head of IT Assurance, and responsible for the planning, supervision and delivery of IT internal audits and other control testing. 

What you’ll be leading on

  • Contribute to the development of the IT audit plan including determining priorities and ensuring enough resources are available to deliver it in a timely and high-quality manner. 
  • Support the Head of IT Assurance in strategically developing internal audit services through continuous improvement, taking ownership and delivering an effective audit function. 
  • Responsible for the guidance and day-to-day management of an effective team of auditors on assignment, planning and delivery of the audit programme. 
  • Responsible for the review of all audit documentation from terms of reference through to the audit report and action management. Delivery will meet appropriate quality and professional standards. 
  • Attend and present at senior meetings, as required, presenting key audit findings in a professional manner and being a trusted business advisor. 
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with senior clients and stakeholders built on professional trust. 

To be successful you'll need

  • CISA or equivalent professional qualification essential.
  • Significant experience in successfully leading and managing the performance of an assigned team, setting clear objectives and priorities for individuals. 
  • Experience in the development of audit strategies and plans, and strong experience of successfully leading and undertaking audits. 
  • Experience in writing and managing reports for a variety of stakeholders including the board and executive is essential. 
  • Significant knowledge and experience of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) auditing, including processes, applications, infrastructure, security, risk, cloud services and emerging technologies. Exposure to major ERP systems, preferably Oracle. 
  • Significant knowledge and experience using leading industry frameworks such as COBIT; ITIL; NIST CSF; PCI DSS, and in project management frameworks such as Agile; MSP; and PRINCE2. 

A bit about us

Delivery is a huge collective exercise, with collaboration between Finance and Business Services - FBS - and every other part of the business. Getting it right means success for us all. Our remit in FBS is very broad - and there is a lot to do.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. 

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus.
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%.
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays).
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home.
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary.
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines.
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel.
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience.

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities.
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme.
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort.

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:

  • Right to work check.
  • 3 year employment history references.
  • DBS criminal record check.
  • Social media and adverse journalism check.
  • Driving licence check (if applicable).
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable).

And finally

We reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications: 4rd March2024.


We're the government company which plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains England’s motorways and major A roads, known as the strategic road network (SRN). 

Everyone who works at National Highways, from those who design our roads to those who patrol them, play a vital part in keeping our customers safe.

We have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we work in and foster an inclusive culture by actively supporting our growing employee networks.

We want to attract the very best talent to work with us. Our roles are varied, but what they all have in common is helping to connect the country, and the opportunity for you to really grow your career with us.

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